Robert J. Birgeneau
University of California, Berkeley
Physicist; Educator; Academic administrator
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
I am actively engaged in teaching and research at UC Berkeley. My research area is experimental condensed matter physics with a focus on quantum materials such as the Fe pnictide and chalcogenide superconductors. I am also engaged in public policy issues including strategies for guaranteeing the continuing excellence and accessibility of our great public research universities as well as the basic research enterprise itself. I have an active interest in issues of diversity including especially the challenges faced by undocumented students. I continue to work on strategies to increase the representation of women and minorities in STEM.